Early Origins of the Smitley family
Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region.
Early History of the Smitley family
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Early Notables of the Smitley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Smitley family to the New World and Oceana
Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Smitley were Anna Maria Schmidt, who came to New York State in 1710; and Johannes Schmidt came to Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683 and 1709. Arnd Schmidt emigrated with his family and with many other Schmidts to England or America in 1709.
Contemporary Notables of the name Smitley (post 1700)
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